Sandwiches, Burgers & Toasts

The Breakfast Burger!


15 mins


10 mins



Happy Tuesday Nuggets! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter Long Weekend and are right back into the swing of things!

So the past 6 months have been quite the journey for me… tired, sleepless nights, spent dreaming up ideas, creating, and working my bum off.  I am not ashamed to say that I have worked very hard to get where I am, but I could not have got where I am without the support of my immediate family, friends, and boyfriend.  I am utterly grateful for all the words of wisdom, leadership and countless amounts of effort from each and everyone one of you who continue to push me further into this journey.

I honestly don’t know where to start with thanking everyone so I am just going to leave it at that.  You know who you are, and I thank you so much for being here for me throughout the past months.

I have had high, extreme highs, lows, extreme lows, and moments where I just didn’t think I could keep going.  It is hard.  Motivation yourself.  Pushing yourself to the limits.  Earning a living.  Trying your best.  And then on top of all of this you have to stay happy, keep your friends close, and try to maintain a normal, balanced life! Holy Hannah Montana, what did I sign myself up for? I guess I set myself up for a dream.  A dream that I literally used to think about every waking moment while I was living a lie of a life.

As most of you know I studied accounting for 7 years in Calgary.  I have a true passion for numbers, math and economics.  After years of struggling through University – somehow with straight A’s at times – I realized it was not meant for me… but that doesn’t mean I did anything about it.

I picked up and moved to London to be with my boyfriend, and decided to enter the Work Force.  It was horrible.  I was out of place.  It was all wrong.  I would cry before work some mornings, and not just because I did not enjoy it but because I knew there was more that this world had to offer me. I would stare myself in the eyes in the mirror most mornings and say to myself “but once you get there you can eat breakfast Maria!”.  How pathetic…. food became my motivation to get my ass to work, ha, how ironic? I think not really.

The true irony behind all of this is that food was one of the reasons I had to leave the work force.  The amount of times I had people question my choices, serving size, and food decisions just got to be ridiculous (not you guys at Sound Performance, you rocked!!). It sounds pretty sad that something so little led to me following my dreams, but it was sort of the straw that broke the camels back!  I am planning a post to tell you all EXACTLY why FoodByMaria started but until that is released ill just leave you with this!


So where am I going with this post? I don’t really know if I am honest but I think I am trying to tell you that it is okay to do what people do not agree with (if it is of course aligned with your ethics, and morals).  Being happy and chasing your dreams has never felt more right to me, and I am so happy that I did decided to leave it all behind, and start fresh.

So in Celebration of everything we all do, work hard for, and deserve I have created the perfect Breakfast Burger for you to enjoy, bite into and say to yourself “FUCK YA” I did it.  I am doing it.  It might take years before I get where I need to be but at least you know you got it all.

We all deserve the best.  So enjoy this burger, reflect on your amazing life, and feel great!

I love you all so much, and am SOOOO EXCITED FOR OUR FUTURE and the FUTURE OF NOW! We have got this my loves.

I am off to the gym now, Happy day beauties!

With love from your Greek Food Goddess! XOX


The Breakfast Burger!

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast Burger
  • Cuisine: Vegan



  • Spelt Seed Bun
  • 3/4” inch thick pineapple slice, grilled (remove skin, I didn’t for photography purposes)
  • 1 banana, sliced length wise, grilled
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of mint
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • Caramel Bits (I found these at my local Market!)
  • For Homemade Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1 tsp cacao powder


  1. Slice and prepare all your fruit of choice for this delicious Breakfast! Be creative, use what you have (you could make a jam….)
  2. Slice your bun in half, set aside
  3. Combine all three ingredients for the chocolate sauce and set aside (you can head it in a sauce pan but the hot fruit did the trick for me!)
  4. Heat a large pan, and add 1 tsp coconut oil. Add your banana, and pineapple! Let it grill on each side for like 5 minutes… or until you’re happy with the caramelized fruits!
  5. Now remove your fruit and now add your bun!
  6. Get a good grill or “char” on it and then you are done!
  7. Get assembling, and have fun!
  8. This may seem cheeky, and filled with fruit but it is so much better than store bought treats!
  9. Enjoy guys!



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